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West Atlantic open positions

At West Atlantic, we are always looking for skilled and professional colleagues. Below is a list of open positions waiting for your application.

Open positions

Location
Application deadline

First Officer – Bae ATP based in EMA

Location:
EMA
Application deadline:
23/03/2019

The West Atlantic group is Europe’s most trusted provider of safe, efficient and environmentally sound, cargo aircraft solutions to the European Express and Mail industry.

We are a fast growing, all cargo airline Group with Head Office in Göteborg, Sweden and business centres in both the UK and Luxembourg.

Comprised of our two established airlines of West Air Sweden and Atlantic Airlines including two fully capable, in-house Part 145 Maintenance providers and a Training Organisation, together our Group employs over 450 dedicated professionals.

Currently our fleet numbers exceed 50 aircraft and we perform over 25,000 flights in an network exceeding 45 scheduled destinations supported by four Base Maintenance facilities located at Malmö, Oslo, Coventry, Isle of Man and a setup of six remotely located Line Stations.

Consisting mostly of BAe ATP, the operated fleet also includes CRJ-200, B737 and B767.

Customer activity is divided approximately 50% by serving the Integrated Express parcel carries such as DHL, UPS, TNT, FedEx, ChronoPost and 50% in the service of National Mail organisations such as Posten Norway, Chronopost and Royal Mail.

To support our expanding activity we welcome applications from high quality professionals who share a passion for excellence and are willing to go the extra mile to provide the highest levels of service delivery to our customers.

West Atlantic are currently looking for First Officers who will be responsible for the safe flying of the ATP aircraft as per company requirements to meet customer requests. This is a fantastic opportunity to work for one of Europe's leading cargo airlines.


Candidates must have:


    • Right to live and work in EU
    • Valid Air Transport Pilot License – ATPL
    • flying hours: total of 500 Hours
    • ICAO Level 5 English Fluent


The package includes


    • Basic Salary - £26,253
    • Per Diems
    • EASA FTL10/28 work pattern
    • Life Insurance
    • Type Rating paid by the company with a 3-year bond

Apply today to find out if this ATP Opportunity could be the next step for you! A full Job Description and terms are available on request.


Selection and Assessment:

The selection process will include an interview, psychometric testing, and a Sim Check.


On Appointment


Successful applicants will be required to sign a training agreement and will be subject to a 6-month probationary period.


Please apply via our website http://www.westatlantic.eu/Recruitment 


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Operations Officer

Location:
EMA
Application deadline:
19/03/2019

Operations Officer

Position Type:            Permanent, Full-Time

Work Pattern              Shift Working - including nights and weekends

Department:               Operations Control Centre

Location:                    EMA

Responsible to:         Operations Control Centre Manager 

Role Summary 

Responsible for coordinating and planning all daily operational activities essential to ensure all flights are operated safely, in accordance with company requirements, and on time. 

Responsibilities 

Manage the flight schedule to achieve a safe and efficient flying programme as follows: 

  • Dispatch computer flight plans for all flights.
  • Ensure that copies of all flight plans made available to aircrew.
  • Secure optimum air traffic slots.
  • Liaise with line maintenance control with regard to current unserviceability’s and recovery plans.
  • Liaise with internal departments and customers as required on current operational matters.
  • Ensure all administration is carried out to the required standard and regulations
  • Anticipate and co-ordinate required changes to the flight schedule and liaise with relevant departments. 
  • Monitor the flight schedule, maintain and update the flight watch board (PDC) as required. 
  • Ensure all customer and internal reports are completed and distributed on time and in full. 
  • Maintain a weather and NOTAM watch appropriate to the operation and liaise with all relevant departments as required 
  • Liaise with customers as required/directed on delays or significant events.  Assist with customer enquiries or queries as required. 
  • Support/assist with crew requirements e.g. accommodation and transportation as appropriate.  Manage all aircrew enquiries. Update daily the flight crew management system. 

Academic/Educational Requirements 

  • Educated to ‘A’ level or equivalent 

Required Skills/Experience/knowledge: 

  • Minimum 2 years recent Aviation Operations experience, preferably in an airlines operational control environment
  • Possess professional, friendly and customer-focused personality
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of flight planning, FDP Limitations, Weather reports & NOTAM’s
  • Proven ability to work under pressure
  • Use of aviation specific computer software including flight planning and ops control
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills (both written & verbal)
  • Proven problem solving & Planning skills

 Salary

Ranging from £22,631 to £25,993

£2500 shift allowance

Loyalty bonus up to a maximum of 10% of salary.

Company Pension


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B1 Hangar Engineer

Location:
EMA
Application deadline:
19/03/2019

 

Position Type:            Permanent Full-Time             

Department:               Hangar Engineering   

Location:                    EMA Hub 

Responsible to:         Shift Supervisors/Base Station Controller      

Role Summary 

To provide and support effective and efficient hangar engineering at CVT/EMA, that meets the operational requirements in a sustainable and safe manner. 

Responsible for ensuring the relevant hangar shift work at CVT/EMA is carried out on time, in full, and to the required standards. 

Responsibilities 

Responsible for certifying the work in the hangar; In consultation with the Shift Supervisors and Base Station Controller (BSC)

Ensure all work is completed IAW company procedures and the relevant maintenance documentation, Technical logs and work orders, are completed and returned to technical records.  

Responsible for ensuring any required parts/tools for maintenance are ordered correctly, and monitor with logistics/supervisors regarding estimated delivery times. 

Ensure tools and equipment are treated correctly, and are stored in the correct locations 

Responsible for ensuring proper handover procedures are completed iaw the MOE. 

Ensure company premises are maintained and good housekeeping standards are met at all times.  Report any building/facilities defects to Shift Supervisors and/or BSC. 

Be well informed about valid instructions, regulations and maintenance information. 

Be well informed about the procedures regarding production quality control and quality audit especially how they apply at the specific maintenance tasks. 

Perform maintenance on equipment that is used for maintenance and apply a high maintenance standard. Restore and clean all equipment after the maintenance activity. When equipment fails or is found to be faulty, immediately report this to the certifying staff. 

Keep current with the approved working schedules, Company procedures, requirements and any authorisation ratings held for the work performed. 

Have confidence to issue an SMS report if a violation from the established WAS Flight Safety Standard is discovered.

Carry out any other such reasonable duties as the company sees fit in accordance with the responsibilities of the position 

Academic/Educational Requirements 

  • Unrestricted EASA B1 license – preferable type rating on either 737-300/400 or BAe ATP. (Non- type holders will still be considered) 

Required Skills/Experience: 

  • Minimum 5 years Aviation Engineering experience
  • Must be Proactive, self-motivated & confident self-starter
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Possess confident and effective communication skills (both written & verbal)
  • Ability to make good judgements based on the needs of the company operation, in a very fluid, fast changing environment.
  • Proven problem solving and Planning & Organizing skills

Salary

Basic Salary of £36,861 Plus:

  • £3,000 Shift Allowance
  • £1,998 ATP typerating (unrestricted)
  • £3,280 B737 Type rating (unrestricted)
  • Company Pension
  • Loyalty bonus after 12 months

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Direct Entry – Bae ATP Commander based in EMA

Location:
EMA
Application deadline:
19/03/2019

West Atlantic are currently looking for Direct Entry Commanders who will be responsible for the safe flying of the ATP aircraft as per company requirements to meet customer requests. This is a fantastic opportunity to work for one of Europe's leading cargo airlines.

Candidates must have:

  • Right to live and work in EU
  • Valid Air Transport Pilot License – ATPL
  • flying hours: total of 2500 hours, of which a minimum of 500 hours on multi-engine

turbine MCC JAR FAR 25 aircraft.

  • minimum 250 hours Commander time in commercial air transport.
  • ICAO Level 5 English Fluent

The package includes

  • Basic Salary £50,310 
  • Per Diems
  • EASA FTL10/28 work pattern
  • Life Insurance
  • Type Rating paid by the company with a 3-year bond

Apply today to find out if this ATP Opportunity could be the next step for you! A full Job Description and terms are available on request.

Selection and Assessment:

The selection process will include an interview, psychometric testing, and a Sim Check.

On Appointment

Successful applicants will be required to sign a training agreement and will be subject to a 6-month probationary period.

Please apply via our website http://www.westatlantic.eu/Recruitment 

 

 


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Financial Controller

Location:
EMA
Application deadline:
21/03/2019

Position Type:            Permanent, Full-Time

Work Pattern             Days  Monday – Thursday 7.30am - 4.00pm  Friday 7.30 – 1pm

Department:              Finance

Location:                    Coventry

Responsible to:          Company Secretary

Role Summary

Working as part of the West Atlantic UK team, the candidate’s primary role will be to assist the Company Secretary in further developing Financial Controls within the organisation.

Main Responsibilities

  • Document and maintain financial procedures
  • Develop and maintain key financial schedules, such as Customer contracts, leases and insurance
  • Customer contract administration. The individual will be required to ensure that the Finance Department meet all the customer’s contractual obligations in particular ensuring that the company invoices all contracted elements.

Other Responsibilities

As a member of a small Finance team, providing cover of other member’s duties will be required. These will include;

  • Balance Sheet Reconciliation
  • VAT returns and EU VAT claims
  • Journal entries
  • Credit control
  • Cash book entries
  • Supplier administration, including payments and statement reconciliations

Academic/Educational Requirements

  • Educated to ‘A’ level or equivalent

Required Skills/Experience/knowledge:

  • Clear and concise written and spoken communication skills
  • Ability to present written information in a structured and balanced way
  • Complete tasks on time, especially during financial period ends
  • Excellent IT skills specifically, computerised business systems, Microsoft Office and spreadsheets.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and be able to deal effectively and professionally with both internal and external clients and suppliers.
  • Proactive, confident, self starter with ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines.
  • Attention to detail, accuracy & quality minded

Salary

Circa £23,000 –£28,000 depending on experience and skills.

 

 


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Production Planning Controller (PPC) EMA Part 145

Location:
EMA
Application deadline:
01/03/2019

EMA Part 145 Production Planning Controller (PPC)

Position Type:            Permanent, Full time (40 Hrs)

Work Pattern             Mon-Fri

Department:              Part 145

Location:                    EMA Hub

Responsible to:          Base Station Controller

Role Summary 

Responsible for ensuring the EMA Base Hangar Maintenance operations are well planned using the resources and manpower available at EMA Hangar 29. Maintain and control of the Technical documentation/Work packages that are produced by our Group Part Ms and from time 3rd party organisations.

Responsibility

  • Responsible for the overall Maintenance plan for the Hangar location and day-to-day control and updating of Technical paperwork generated by production within the Base environment and report directly to EMA Base Station Controller and Part 145 MM/BMM as requested.
  • Manage the work packs and reviewed, manpower, Spares and tooling identified with sufficient time to allow completion of the work.
  • Maintain man-hours have been collected entered onto relevant company documents and brought to the attention of BSC and/or Supervisors when missing or not clearly correct.
  • Responsible for working closely alongside the Base Station Controller and on Shift Supervisors to assist with planning, preparation and pre-load spares.
  • Assist, BSC with Work Pack closure, give assistance to ensue all controlled paperwork accounted for, and correct.
  • Assist with Administration requests if needed

Duties

  • Planning of Scheduled Maintenance and control of all P145 related documentation to include archiving and forwarding documents to relevant third parties electronically.
  • Ensuring all planned work orders are printed, controlled or returned to third parties.
  • Assisting Technical Department Manager in ensuring good communication is maintained with staff on behalf of Part 145.
  • Develop good communications with the Part M Planning Departments, Supervisors and BSC.
  • Ensure electronic/hard copy handover diaries for Base & Line are maintained and archived on a regular basis.
  • Provide support to the BSC with manpower planning, vacation and training.
  • Give support and assistance to the BSC and Supervisors as required.

Academic/Educational Requirements

  • Educated to ‘AS’ level or equivalent
  • EASA B1 or CAT A license preferred
  • Aircraft Maintenance degree highly desirable

Required Skills/Experience/knowledge:

  • Minimum of 5 years Base maintenance planning experience.
  • Experience in Base Maintenance planning for 737 CL or NG.
  • Experience in effective man-hour planning for Base Maintenance hangar teams.
  • Experience of Technical documents related Base Maintenance and the ‘control of’.
  • Excellent IT skills specifically Microsoft Office and spreadsheets.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Possess professional, friendly and customer-focused personality.
  • Proactive, confident, Team player.
  • Proven Planning & Organisation and problem solving skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills; adaptable to all levels of the organization.
  • Able to work independently, taking the initiative and with little supervision.
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines.
  • Attention to detail & quality minded.

Salary 

  • Basic pay - £35,500 to £40,000 dependent upon experience
  • Loyalty bonus up to a maximum of 10% of salary
  • Pension Scheme
  • Equivalent to 33 days holiday (including bank holidays)

 

 

 


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Base Engineer

Location:
EMA
Application deadline:
13/03/2019

Base Engineer                                                                                                                                                    

Position Type:            Permanent Full-Time Week on/Week off Shift Pattern     

Department:              Base Engineering       

Location:                    EMA

Responsible to:          Shift Supervisors/Base Station Controller     

Role Summary

To provide and support effective and efficient Base engineering at EMA, that meets the operational requirements in a sustainable and safe manner.

Responsible for ensuring the relevant Base shift work at EMA is carried out on time, in full, and to the required standards.

Responsibilities

Responsible for certifying the work in the Base; In consultation with the Shift Supervisors and Base Station Controller (BSC)

Ensure all work is completed IAW company procedures and the relevant maintenance documentation, Technical logs and work orders, are completed and returned to technical records. 

Responsible for ensuring any required parts/tools for maintenance are ordered correctly, and monitor with logistics/supervisors regarding estimated delivery times.

Ensure tools and equipment are treated correctly, and are stored in the correct locations

Responsible for ensuring proper handover procedures are completed iaw the MOE.

Ensure company premises are maintained and good housekeeping standards are met at all times.  Report any building/facilities defects to Shift Supervisors and/or BSC.

Be well informed about valid instructions, regulations and maintenance information 

Be well informed about the procedures regarding production quality control and quality audit especially how they apply at the specific maintenance tasks.

Perform maintenance on equipment that is used for maintenance and apply a high maintenance standard. Restore and clean all equipment after the maintenance activity. When equipment fails or is found to be faulty, immediately report this to the certifying staff.

Keep current with the approved working schedules, Company procedures, requirements and any authorisation ratings held for the work performed.

Have confidence to issue an SMS report if a violation from the established WAS Flight Safety Standard is discovered.


Carry out any other such reasonable duties as the company sees fit in accordance with the responsibilities of the position 

Academic/Educational Requirements

  • Unrestricted EASA B1/B2 license
  • Type Rating B737 NG

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years Aviation Engineering experience
  • Must have current NG Experience
  • Must be Proactive, self-motivated & confident self-starter
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Possess confident and effective communication skills (both written & verbal)
  • Ability to make good judgements based on the needs of the company operation, in a very fluid, fast changing environment.
  • Proven problem solving and Planning & Organizing skills

Salary

            Salary Range, depending on certification - £36,861 to £40,939

            Shift Allowance: £3000

            B737 Type rating: £3280

            ATP Type rating: £1998

Company Penison

Loyalty Bonus after 12 months

 

 

 

 

 


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First Officer (Type rated B737)

Location:
EMA
Application deadline:
13/03/2019

Position Type:            Permanent, Full-Time

Work Pattern             Week On, Week Off

Department:              Flight Operations

Location:                    EMA

Responsible to:         The Pilot Manager

Role Summary

Responsible for assisting with the operation of the 737 aircraft as per company requirements to meet customer requests.

Responsible for ensuring all duties are carried out as per company procedures and standards.

Responsibilities

  • Carry out all duties ensuring the safety of the aircraft, its cargo and its occupants and following all specified instructions and procedures in the operations manuals.
  • Maintain familiarity with relevant United Kingdom, European and International air legislation and agreed aviation practices and procedures;
  • Maintain familiarity with such provisions of the Company Operations Manual as are necessary to fulfil the function.
  • Report to the commander any fault, failure, malfunction or defect which may affect the airworthiness or safe operation of the aircraft including emergency systems.
  • Report to the commander any incident that endangered, or could have endangered, the safety of the operation.
  • Ensure compliance with the relevant requirements of the company Air Safety Reporting scheme (ASR);
  • Maintain individual records regarding flight and duty times and rest periods as referred to in applicable FTL requirements; and provide each operator with the data needed to schedule activities in accordance with the applicable FTL requirements.
  • Assume responsibility for the aircraft, it’s occupants and cargo as appropriate if the commander is incapacitated
  • Assist the Commander as requested, with administrative and other relevant duties in relation to the flight
  • Ensure compliance with all elements of the Duties and Responsibilities in West Atlantic UK Part A.

Academic/Qualification Requirements

  • UK CPL/IR MCC

Required Skills/Experience/knowledge:

  • Boeing 737 300-900 Type rating (Valid LPC)
  • Possess professional, friendly and customer-focused personality
  • Proven ability to work under pressure
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills (both written & verbal)
  • Proven problem solving & planning skills
  • ICAO Level 6 English

Terms

Salary FO - £36,429

Per Diems

£1.85 per hour away from base (at present this is 75% is tax free)

£2.29 per day and £4.58 per night mileage allowance.

Training - Successful Applicants will attend an Operators conversion course.  Costs will be borne by the Company but the crewmember will sign a 1-year loan agreement. If the crewmember fails to pass the type rating, the crewmember will be liable to repay all training costs incurred.

In order to apply for this position, please click on the Apply Now link below. You will need to have copies of your Licence, Medical and last page of your logbook available for upload using the other documents button.


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Senior First Officer (B737 Non-Type Rated)

Location:
EMA
Application deadline:
28/02/2019

Position Type:            Permanent, Full-Time

Work Pattern             Week On, Week Off

Department:              Flight Operations

Location:                    EMA

Responsible to:         The Pilot Manager

Role Summary

Responsible for assisting with the operation of the 737 aircraft as per company requirements to meet customer requests.

Responsible for ensuring all duties are carried out as per company procedures and standards.

Responsibilities

  • Carry out all duties ensuring the safety of the aircraft, its cargo and its occupants and following all specified instructions and procedures in the operations manuals.
  • Maintain familiarity with relevant United Kingdom, European and International air legislation and agreed aviation practices and procedures;
  • Maintain familiarity with such provisions of the Company Operations Manual as are necessary to fulfil the function.
  • Report to the commander any fault, failure, malfunction or defect which may affect the airworthiness or safe operation of the aircraft including emergency systems.
  • Report to the commander any incident that endangered, or could have endangered, the safety of the operation.
  • Ensure compliance with the relevant requirements of the company Air Safety Reporting scheme (ASR);
  • Maintain individual records regarding flight and duty times and rest periods as referred to in applicable FTL requirements; and provide each operator with the data needed to schedule activities in accordance with the applicable FTL requirements.
  • Assume responsibility for the aircraft, it’s occupants and cargo as appropriate if the commander is incapacitated
  • Assist the Commander as requested, with administrative and other relevant duties in relation to the flight
  • Ensure compliance with all elements of the Duties and Responsibilities in Atlantic Airlines Part A.

Academic/Qualification Requirements

  • UK ATPL (successful applicants will be required to have a UK ATPL prior to commencing employment)

Required Skills/Experience/knowledge:

  • Minimum 5000Hours Total time to include 1500Hours on the B737 or equivalent type (Airbus/Boeing types preferred)
  • Previous command experience
  • Possess professional, friendly and customer-focused personality
  • Proven ability to work under pressure
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills (both written & verbal)
  • Proven problem solving & planning skills
  • ICAO Level 6 English

Terms

Salary SFO - £42,061

Per Diems

£1.85 per hour away from base (at present this is 75% is tax free)

£2.29 per 100nm day rate and £4.58 per 100nm night rate, mileage allowance.

Training - Successful Applicants will attend a Boeing 737 Type Rating Course.  Costs will be borne by the Company but the crewmember will sign a 3-year loan agreement. If the crewmember fails to pass the type rating, the crewmember will be liable to repay all training costs incurred.

In order to apply for this position, please click on the Apply Now link below. You will need to have copies of your Licence, Medical and last page of your logbook available for upload using the other documents button.

 Company Pension

Loyalty Bonus after 12 months

 


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Milou Frohn

Pilot

I’ve always loved to fly and to be able to do that for a living and see so much of the world is fantastic. The most important thing is having a great company behind us, always helping me to develop and providing all the support I need.

Lukas Biörnsen

Technical administration

West Atlantic is a great employer and take a real interest in my development and work life balance. The administrative side of the company is a really important part of our operation and I’m glad my role plays an important part in making sure our aircraft deliver on time.

Sandra Hellgren

Airplane Maintenance

I take great pride in my role in keeping our fleet in the air, every minute on the ground is time that we can’t help our customers. Getting our aircraft up and running again safely is what I enjoy the most.

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Loading activities at EMA

Photo: Rob Edson, Ground Operations Manager, UK

 

Inflight to Svalbard

Photo: Jonas Holmberg, First Officer CRJ

 

First Boeing 737-800 arrives at EMA

Photo: Unknown

 

Team spirit in cockpit

Photo: Bertrand Pouderoux, Captain ATP

 

Safety training

Photo: Alastair Yardy, First Officer 737

 

Maintenance in Malmö

Photo: Geovanny Mejia, Technician

 

Celebrating a new contract

Photo: Nigel Hiorns, Managing Director and AM, UK

 

767 In the Hangar

Photo: Michelle Plunkett, 767 Engineer

 

On the flight deck

Photo: Elliot Longly, First Officer ATP

 

737 on ground

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Office life

Photo: Aleksandra Rashid, Finance Controller - Maintenance

 

View from cockpit

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New ATP-Pilots

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First Boeing 737-800 water salute

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Svalbard

Photo: Thomas Holm, Captain CRJ

 

Loading B-767

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Morning view in ATP cockpit

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737-800 Line up in Liege

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